WACO, Mo. (Jasper County) — Just before 1:15 p.m. Saturday, Jasper County Emergency Communications were alerted to reports of a head on collision on MO-171 near Maple Road, north of Carl Junction.
Jasper County Deputies, Carl Junction Fire, METS ambulance responded. Missouri State Highway Patrol were notified. Asbury Fire and Rescue supported with traffic control.
Cpl. B. Crockett of Troop D tells us on scene that two vehicles traveling on MO-171 were involved. A white Kia traveling south (towards Joplin) crossed over the center line and collided with a yellow Jeep in the northbound lane, head on.
The 2010 Kia Optima was being driven by, Kaston Juda, of Pittsburg, Kansas. He suffered moderate injuries and was transported to Freeman West in Joplin.
He crossed the center line striking a Carthage, Missouri, woman head on, in her lane. Payten Wiayrak, 20, was driving a 2004 Jeep Wrangler. She suffered minor injuries and was transported to Freeman West in Joplin.
Both were wearing seat belts.
- Cpl. B.L. Crockett of Troop D arrested Juda. He is charged with:
- No drivers license
- No insurance
- Not Driving on right half of the roadway.
S&S Towing were summoned to remove vehicles from the roadway. Traffic was released about 2:35 p.m.
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